Banners commemorate war of 1812

Banners commemorate war of 1812

If you look around the communities of Windsor-Essex and Chatham-Kent you will see one vivid commonality. Many communities in the area have come together to declare themselves part of the war of 1812 community. Downtown pole banners are waving and south west 1812 flags are being hung to commemorate the bicentennial of the war of […]

International Parenting Survey

International Parenting Survey

Parents of young children work hard to keep their children safe, secure, happy and healthy. Although it’s rewarding, parenting is not an easy job. In fact, many parents say that it is the most challenging job ever! Parents may need support at different times and in different ways but, unfortunately, the support some parents need may not be […]

Fruit and vegetable voucher program underway

Fruit and vegetable voucher program underway

Picture a dark green salad and bright orange carrots on your meal plate, followed by glowing red strawberries and beautiful blue blueberries for dessert. This can be your plate when you Aim for 8 servings of vegetables and fruit with the Chatham-Kent public health unit. The Aim for 8 Campaign is launching this summer. With this […]

Historic garden planted at Ridge House Museum

Historic garden planted at Ridge House Museum

Much preparation goes into the opening of the Ridge House Museum each spring – both inside and outside of the house. Floors are swept, artifacts cleaned, costumes laundered, and gardens weeded. This year, the Ridge House partnered with Chris Decaire from the University of Guelph, Ridgetown Campus, to plant our historic vegetable garden. Decaire and his team […]

Canadian cancer society to benefit from bottle drive

Canadian cancer society to benefit from bottle drive

On June 9, 2012 Elmo’s Express, a team registered in Chatham’s Relay For Life, will be holding a bottle drive to support the upcoming event on June 15, 2012. The bottle drive will be held at Blazin’ BBQ located at 425 St Clair Street in Chatham from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Elmo’s Express was […]

Flying monkeys at the C-K Museum

Flying monkeys at the C-K Museum

There are Sleighs, Quilts, and Flying Monkeys in the Chatham-Kent Museum! Calling all kids! Come visit the Chatham-Kent Museum for free this summer. There are many interesting exhibits in the Chatham-Kent Museum right now. “Ad Lib” explores the role of advertising at the turn of the century, especially in the promotion of various time-saving devices for […]

ARTspace offering activities during Retrofest

ARTspace offering activities during Retrofest

ARTspace is pleased to announce another wonderful amalgamation of art & sport during Retrofest weekend.  Chatham’s first and only roller derby team, the Crow City Skate Crew will be facilitating automotive-themed art activities for young people, including print-making, rear-view mirror hanging air fresheners and some other surprises. Check out work by Chatham-Kent artists and the […]

New tattoo studio appeals to wider audience

Kevin Urie and Karolyn Pham in their tattoo studio. Photo: danage.com By Dan Age A new tattoo parlour in Chatham has taken a different approach. Karolyn Pham and Kevin Urie want to push past the stereotypical barber style tattoo parlour and so they are creating a space to share their passion of art and life through Left Wing Art Gallery […]

Rainbow flag raises awareness

Rainbow flag raises awareness

By Greg Holden The colours of the rainbow fly high over the Chatham-Kent municipal building, to mark the international day against homophobia. Rick Renaud the  president of Chatham-Kent Gay Pride Association said 2012 marks the 10th year of the annual celebration and spoke about education for parents, bullying in schools, and employers dealing with LGBT issues. This years focus for international day […]

CK transit heading to the beach again

CK transit heading to the beach again

The seasonal bus route to recreational attractions in the North Kent (Mitchell Bay) and South Kent (Erieau) areas is getting underway.  Seasonal Interurban Transit Route S1 will serve Chatham, Erieau and Mitchell Bay with stops in Grande Point, Pain Court, Charing Cross and Blenheim. The service will start on Friday, May 18 at 9:00AM and continue […]